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    Quote Originally Posted by FineTuned
    Wheeee! Envy!
    Wanna join? space for 1 more


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    Aaron buddy, that's a mighty generous and tempting offer! But with that pesky flu bug going around, I reckon it's best to stay close to home for the time being. Besides, I'm still recovering from my recent Solar Eclipse trip....I'm a wee bit sun burnt. So thanks, I'll join on another occasion okay?

    And guess what? The stars are out now!
    So maybe, just maybe, we are gonna see some fireworks over USJ tonight!

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    FineT... how's it going? Still standing outside under the stars? Any luck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lady-o-leisure
    Any luck?
    Grrrr...nope, nothing. I've been watching since midnight...that makes over 4 hours now, and I've drawn a blank! At least I'm having fun looking at Jupiter and her highness the Moon.

    I'll keep going until sunrise....and if necessary, I'll continue tomorrow.

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    Alamak!! Nothing at all? for 4 hours even?? Maaaaan!! You really have patience. half hour out there with a sore neck was enough for me. Actually part of me wanted to stay on.. but that neckache of mine was driving me nuts. (i hv underlying neck problems)

    Sure hope you get to see at least one shot!
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    It's now nearly 7.00 am, and I'm finally calling it quits. I've seen everything there is to see in the unusually clear USJ sky this morning....Venus, Mars, the Pleiades, Sirius, the Orion Nebula....and even that infernal American spy craft, the Lacrosse 5, fly over my house. But not one freaking Perseid!

    Okay, try again in 16 hours time.

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    Whoa... What fantastic telescope do u hv there? Can it be hooked up with a cam? I wouldn't know one planet from another.
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    Huh? No telescope....just my eyes (plus spectacles), a pair of old birding binoculars, and my caffeine aided shaky hands.

    All normal telescopes can easily be fitted with a camera. Why, are you thinking of doing some long distance `spying'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lady-o-leisure
    Alamak!! Nothing at all? for 4 hours even?? Maaaaan!! You really have patience. half hour out there with a sore neck was enough for me.
    The man sure has patience, I'd say. Fine-Tuned, you enjoy fishing, too, don't you? Haha ... I don't have the patience for both activities unfortunately.

    Good luck in spotting the Perseid meteor shower tonight!
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    QuietStorm, what I have is not patience. It's the `don't know how to stop even though it's futile' foolishness.

    Thanks for the lucky wish. I'll really need it for tonight's expected marathon.

    Fishing? Ya, I used to like it until I realised I couldn't stand the sight of blood....I mean my own blood. I kept piercing my own fingers trying to bait the cacing onto the fish hooks.... ouch! ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FineTuned
    Fishing? Ya, I used to like it until I realised I couldn't stand the sight of blood....I mean my own blood. I kept piercing my own fingers trying to bait the cacing onto the fish hooks.... ouch! ouch!
    Ouch! . I used to like fishing too but realized it took too much time and usually, I'd end up with nothing while the fella next to me caught fish after fish! After a while, I gave up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FineTuned
    It's now nearly 7.00 am, and I'm finally calling it quits. I've seen everything there is to see in the unusually clear USJ sky this morning....Venus, Mars, the Pleiades, Sirius, the Orion Nebula....and even that infernal American spy craft, the Lacrosse 5, fly over my house. But not one freaking Perseid!

    Okay, try again in 16 hours time.


    Wow! You really have a pair of eagle eyes! How'd you spot the satellite let alone identify it?

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    That is what i would like to know too. To me they all looked the same. One tiny bright spot in the sky.. sometimes twinkling, sometimes just a constant bright light. the only light i managed to distinguish from the rest was the little plane that flew over. ehhehehe.. it happened to hv red light too.
    Other than that..
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    There are sky maps. I have a free application on my Ipod Touch that shows me the overhead sky. It has a star map but since it is a freeware, it only tells me the name of the planets if they appear. Last night Jupiter was overhead and it was the brightest "star" in the sky. At around 1:10am, it showed that the moon was rising in the East and sure enough it was there.

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    Aiseeyy.. my son's ipod touch has crashed completely. Well i did notice a very big bright 'star' , so could that hv been Jupiter?
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